BRUSSELS, February 2. /TASS/. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and 14 key EU commissioners arrived in Kiev on Thursday for a joint meeting with the Ukrainian government ahead of a EU-Ukraine summit on February 3.
"Arrived in Kiev to convey EU’s strongest message of support to all Ukrainians defending their country," Borrell wrote on Twitter, specifying that EU aid to Kiev has reached 50 billion euros since the start of the conflict.
The press service of the European Commission also reported that that the president of the European Commission and 15 other members of the College of Commissioners had traveled to Kiev.
"The meeting between the Commission and the Ukrainian Government will be an opportunity to exchange on the many areas of cooperation between the EU and Ukraine, and discuss the upcoming reconstruction as well as the country's European path," the press service said.
Joint meetings of the European Commission with the governments of various partner countries are held regularly, but it is held with Ukraine for the first time since the start of the military conflict in this country. The fact that more than half of the European Commission members (16 out of 27) went to Kiev confirms that Brussels knows Ukraine's civilian infrastructure is not targeted by the Russian army conducting a special military operation.